About IWSP

The Institute of Experimental Physics of the University of Wrocław has a long-standing tradition, dating back to 1976, of organizing international conferences devoted to a wide range of aspects of surface science and its applications. In 2003, their new format of somewhat smaller and more specialized meetings held every two years was established, and hence, International Workshops on Surface Physics (IWSP) emerged. Already ninth in this well-recognized series, the IWSP-2019 will be held on 24-28 June 2019. As a rule, the meeting will take place in one of the little towns located among the picturesque hills nearby Wrocław. The forthcoming IWSP-2019 will be a 87th IUVSTA Workshop and satellite conference to IVC-21 in Malmö as well. In view of this fact we hope that the IWSP meeting will attract even more interest to the vacuum community.

Each workshop highlights a selected important topic in surface science. The leading theme of the forthcoming IWSP-2019 is 'Nanostructured surfaces'. The idea is to provide an overview of the current state of research in this field, report the latest achievements, show perspectives and discuss the most probable paths of progress of surface science.

Among others, the scientific program of IWSP-2019 will cover such phenomena as adsorption, desorption, diffusion of atoms and molecules on surfaces, molecular self-assembly and growth of thin films, nanostructured and functionalized materials, electronic and atomic structure of interfaces and low-dimensional systems, solid-gas and solid-liquid interfaces, as well as the methods of characterization of surface superstructures. However, other areas of frontier research related to understanding and controlling the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces will also be represented. Special sessions dedicated to understanding and controlling the physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces are planned.

The high scientific level of the contributions combined with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the IWSP meetings allow particularly stimulating discussions and a fruitful exchange of ideas − during as well as after the sessions. The workshops emphasize direct person-to-person contacts, facilitating an effective transfer of knowledge between world-renowned experts and early-career researchers.